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dvd rom or win xp

By mac ·
Ive got a dvd rom drive,, toshiba sd-m1502 drive that will play any and all dvd's,, but it wont play any cd's of any format,burned or store bought music cd's.. I have windows xp sp2 full updated and all up to date drivers and just blinks at me,, when i try to explore the drive, windows responds with invalid windows file format,my cdrw will read any cd-rom I stuff in it,but not the dvd-rom,it used to read any disk of any kind without any trouble,, but it seems to me that it quit reading cd's after one of microsofts security updates..... any idea's ??..
the only thing i havent tryed yet is removing the cdrw drive and the dvd-rom, swaping the slave master settings and going through the motions,, but like i said,, it worked fine a while back and there hasnt been any changes in the systems hardware or operating system except for microsofts security updates............

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by Kiltie In reply to dvd rom or win xp

One trick I find that often works, when I have had similar problems, this works for most devices, is to remove or uninstall the device or driver in the Device Manager, reboot and let Windows "discover" and install the new hardware it just found. Incidentally re-loading any drivers that may have become damaged or corrupted.

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